Pain Language

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Pain Language
Painlanguage.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2008
Recorded2008
StudioThe Soul Assassins Compound
GenreHip hop
Length50:45
LabelGold Dust Media
ProducerDJ Muggs (also exec.)
DJ Muggs chronology
Legend of the Mask and the Assassin
(2007)
Pain Language
(2008)
Kill Devil Hills
(2010)
Planet Asia chronology
Jewelry Box Sessions
(2007)
Pain Language
(2008)
Chain of Command
(2010)
Singles from Pain Language
  1. "9mm / That's What It Is"
    Released: August 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX3/5[1]
laut.de3/5 stars[2]
OkayplayerB (85/100)[3]
RapReviews8.5/10[4]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[5]

Pain Language is a collaborative studio album by American Los Angeles-based record producer DJ Muggs and rapper Planet Asia. It was released on September 16, 2008 via Gold Dust Media. Recording sessions took place at the Soul Assassins Compound. Production was handled entirely by Muggs, who also served as executive producer. It features guest appearances from B-Real, Chace Infinite, Cynic, GZA, Killah Priest, Prodigal Sunn, Scratch, Sick Jacken, Tri State and Turbin. Its first single will be "9mm" b/w "That's What It Is", which was made available for free download through SoulAssassins.com.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sleeper Cell"3:47
2."Pain Language"
  • Green
  • Muggerud
3:07
3."Smoke"Muggerud1:43
4."9mm" (featuring B-Real)
3:56
5."That's What It Is"
  • Green
  • Muggerud
2:57
6."Black Mask Men"
  • Green
  • Muggerud
3:32
7."Lions in the Forest" (featuring B-Real)
  • Green
  • Muggerud
3:42
8."Death Frees Every Soul" (featuring Sick Jacken)
3:42
9."All Hail the King"
  • Green
  • Muggerud
4:01
10."Black Angels" (featuring Killah Priest, Cynic and Scratch)
2:54
11."Language"Muggerud1:56
12."Drama"
  • Green
  • Muggerud
3:27
13."Deadly Blades" (featuring Prodigal Sunn and Tri State)
2:53
14."Hashashins" (featuring Turbin and Chace Infinite)
  • Green
  • Ron Real
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Muggerud
3:10
15."Shadows of Hell"
  • Green
  • Muggerud
2:35
16."Triple Threat" (featuring GZA and Chace Infinite)
3:23
Total length:50:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Lawrence "DJ Muggs" Muggerud – main artist, arranger, mixing, producer, executive producer
  • Jason "Planet Asia" Green – main artist, vocals (tracks: 1, 2, 4-10, 12-16)
  • Louis "B-Real" Freese – featured artist (tracks: 4, 7)
  • Joaquin "Sick Jacken" Gonzalez – featured artist (track 8)
  • Walter "Killah Priest" Reed – featured artist (track 10)
  • Richard "Cynic" Alfaro – featured artist (track 10)
  • Kyle "Scratch" Jones – featured artist (track 10)
  • Vergil "Prodigal Sunn" Ruff – featured artist (track 13)
  • Donti "Tri State" Ceruti – featured artist (track 13)
  • Ron "Turbin" Real – featured artist (track 14)
  • Aaron "Chace Infinite" Johnson – featured artist (tracks: 14, 16)
  • Gary "GZA" Grice – featured artist (track 16)
  • Steve Ferlazzo – keyboards (tracks: 1, 2, 4-6, 8-15)
  • Mikey Fingers – guitar (track 3)
  • "DJ Khalil" Abdul-Rahman – keyboards (tracks: 4, 5, 8, 14), bass & piano (track 16)
  • Keefus Green – keyboards (tracks: 7, 10)
  • Dan Cephus – guitar (tracks: 8, 13), bass (track 8)
  • Ernesto "Ern Dog" Medina – recording
  • Richard "Segal" Huredia – mixing
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Dave "DJ Solo" Abrams – design
  • Cesario Montano – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryce, Jeff (September 24, 2008). "DJ Muggs & Planet Asia - Pain Language". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Müller, Simon. "Lyrisches Dauerfeuer auf minimalistischen Beats". laut.de (in German). Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "okayplayer - DJ Muggs & Planet Asia". Okayplayer. September 17, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved November 20, 2020 – via Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (October 14, 2008). "DJ Muggs & Planet Asia :: Pain Language :: Soul Assassins/Gold Dust Media". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: DJ Muggs". www.robertchristgau.com. Retrieved November 20, 2020.

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